Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Echinacea purpurea, PowWow Wild Berry, coneflower

Common Name: coneflower

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Echinacea

Species: purpurea

Cultivar or Variety: PowWow Wild Berry

Characteristics of Plant
Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

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Characteristics: Special Features: Butterfly Lovers, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Everblooming, Fragrance, Long Blooming

Germination Tips: Germinate at about 65 to 70 degrees F, then grown on (after they have sprouted) at 55 to 65 degrees F. When they have 2 sets of true leaves and the garden soil is warm enough to work with, they are ready to transplant into the sunny garden.

Life Cycle

Zone Hardiness up to
Zone 3

Sun Exposure
Full Sun

Plant Height
1- 2 feet

Plant Form


Bloom Form
Above Foliage

Flower Color
Dark Pink

Nutritional Needs

Potential Hazzards or Invasiveness

Cutting Flower

Attractive to Wildlife

Additional Uses

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